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Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia records, 1832-1982
Creator: Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1930
Extent:   35 linear feet
Abstract:   The Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company was organized by a group of Philadelphia Quakers in 1865, and by World War I it had become one of the largest life insurance companies in the country with a strong presence in the New York and Boston markets. The records of the Provident Mutual Insurance Company of Philadelphia are a collection of fragments assembled by the Advertising Department in connection with the company's centennial history.
Insurance Society of Philadelphia records, 1899-1961
Creator: Insurance Society of Philadelphia.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1934
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The organization was formed in 1901 to provide a forum for persons engaged in the fire insurance business. The records consist of vertical files and scrapbooks which document various aspects of the insurance industry, the Society, and its members.
Insurance & Financial Communicators Association records, 1933-2008
Creator: Insurance & Financial Communicators Association.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1942
Extent:   17 linear feet
Abstract:   The Insurance & Financial Communicators Association was formed in 1933 to provide a context for the exchange of information and ideas in the life insurance industry. The primary value of the collection is in its capacity for documenting trends in the marketing of life insurance, and the rationale behind particular advertising campaigns. Case histories and publications aimed at the industry are of most use in this regard. The bulk of the records are of interest only in documenting the internal functions of the organization and the issues which it has perceived as important to the insurance industry.
Grubb family business records, 1818-1854
Creator: Grubb family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1948
Extent:   15 linear feet
Abstract:   The Grubb family were ironmasters in Lancaster, York, and Dauphin Counties, Pennsylvania, for a period of over 150 years. The records include account books and letters relating to the family's various iron enterprises, including the Codorus, Mananda, Mount Hope, Mount Vernon, and Henry Clay.
Robert Lenox Belknap papers, 1872-1895
Creator: Belknap, Robert Lenox, 1848-1896
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1954
Extent:   1.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Robert Lenox Belknap (1848-1896) was a capitalist and financier of New York City. The Robert Lenox Belknap papers are a fragment saved by his descendants. The papers include Belknap's private letterbooks for the final years of his career (1892-1895), although 33 earlier volumes have been lost. They include both business and personal correspondence and give a good picture of the life of a New York financier of the second rank.
Pennsylvania Power & Light Company records, 1796-1995, bulk 1920-1975
Creator: Pennsylvania Power & Light Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1962
Extent:   107 linear feet
Abstract:   Pennsylvania Power & Light Company formed in 1920 through the consolidation of eight electric utilities companies serving central and eastern Pennsylvania. The collection primarily includes corporate papers documenting the company’s acquisition of various competing electric companies in the early-to-mid twentieth century by way of franchise building, market research and corporate communications, hydroelectric development through studies and surveys on Pennsylvania’s waterways, and material documenting the company’s various power plants in central eastern Pennsylvania. Financial and accounting records of the Pennsylvania Water & Power Company, which PP&L acquired in 1955, are also included.
Carpenter daybook, 1796-1821
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1966
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The collection consists of a day book kept by an unidentified carpenter in the Philadelphia area from 1796 to 1799.
Cavalcade of America phonograph records, 1935-1953
Creator: Durstine, Roy S., (Roy Sarles), 1866-1962; E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.001.G68
Extent:   90 linear feet
Abstract:   The Cavalcade of America was an anthology drama radio program which aired weekly from 1935 to 1953. The radio show was sponsored by the DuPont Company, a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. The DuPont Company created the Cavalcade of America as a promotional tool. The program dramatized historical events focusing on individual stories of heroism, and occasionally presented a musical performance. This collection contains recordings of most of the show's episodes and consists of over 2,900 phonograph albums, approximately 500 sound tape reels, 6 sound cassettes and one scrapbook.
New-York Crystal Palace for the exhibition of the industry of all nations, lithograph, circa 1853
Creator: E. C. Kellogg & Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.002
Extent:   1.0 item
Abstract:   E. C. Kellogg and Co. was a lithography firm in Hartford, Connecticut between 1851 and 1854. The item is a hand-colored lightograph of the New York Crystal Palace for the exhibition of the industry of all nations.
Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School color prints, 1963-1966
Creator: Wooten, Nancy
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.004
Extent:   11 items
Abstract:   The Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School (BMSS) was organized in 1817 as a non-sectarian school for the children of the local factory workers, with instruction in reading, writing, arithmetic, and religion. This collection contains eleven Kodachrome prints of exterior views of the school building taken by Nancy Wootten (of Wilmington), between 1963 and 1966.
150th Anniversary time capsule being buried at Eleutherian Mills photograph, circa 1952
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.005A
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company a chemical company, was founded in 1802. The DuPont Company celebrated its 150th anniversary on July 18, 1952, on the site of the original Eleutherian Mills. This item is a black and white photograph of the 150th Anniversary time capsule being buried at Eleutherian Mills.
President Coolidge with group in front of White House photograph, undated
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.005B
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Photograph of President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), Governor John G. Townsend, Jr. (1871-1964) of Delaware, Senator Lewis Heisler Ball (1861-1932) of Delaware and a group of unidentified women standing infront of the White House.
All American Engineering Company photographs, 1943-1961
Creator: All American Engineering Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.006
Extent:   58 items
Abstract:   All American Engineering Company researches, engineers and develops airplanes and aviation equipment. The collection includes photographs of air pick-up testing, airplanes, equipment, and personnel.
Harrington-Schiff collection of Aetna Powder Company and DuPont Company material, approximately 1889-1920
Creator: Harrington, Edward M., 1866-1933
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.007
Extent:   1 linear feet
Abstract:   Edward M. Harrington (1866-1933) worked for the Aetna Powder Company, first in their electric blasting cap plant in Newport, RI, and then as superintendent of the dynamite works at Aetna, Indiana. Later Harrington worked for the DuPont Company at various plants. Images in this collections are of dynamite and other explosive plants, including Aetna Powder Company plants in Newport, RI (electric blasting caps) and Aetna, IN, and DuPont Company plants in Repauno, NJ, Hopewell, VA, and many other locations. Pictures show buildings, office and plant interiors (many with workers), employee groups, housing, and recreation.
John W. Macklem collection of DuPont Company powder yards photographs, 1889-1936
Creator: Macklem, J.W.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.010
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   John W. Macklem (1867-1948) began working for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as an errand boy at a young age and remained with the company his entire career. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. This collection comprises photographs of buildings and scenes in DuPont Company explosives manufacturing plants along the Brandywine Creek near Wilmington, Delaware, including the Eleutherian Mills (or Upper) yard, the Upper Hagley yard, and the Lower Hagley yard.
Eleutherian Mills property development posters, undated
Creator: Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation. Director's Office.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.011
Extent:   7 items
Abstract:   Eleutherian Mills was a gunpowder mill site used for the manufacture of explosives by the du Pont family business from 1802 to 1921. Eleutherian Mills is now the site of the Hagley Museum and Library. This collection contains six prints of posters which illustrate the development of the property at Eleutherian Mills as a production site.
Zebley-Hoffecker collection of Frank R. Zebley photograph albums, 1918-1944
Creator: Zebley, Frank R., 1883-1960
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.012
Extent:   8 volumes
Abstract:   The Zebley-Hoffecker collection includes nearly 1500 historical photographs from the city of Wilmington, locations around the state of Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, and other places of interest in the mid-Atlantic region.
Eleutherian Mills and Longwood Gardens aerial views, circa 1930s
Creator: Dallin, J. Victor, Col.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.017
Extent:   13 items
Abstract:   Glass negatives of aerial views of Eleutherian Mills and Longwood Gardens taken by Dallin Aerial Surveys Company.
Meta Coleman collection of du Pont family portraits, circa 1860-circa 1900
Creator: Coleman, Margaretta du Pont, 1862-1938
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.021
Extent:   37 items
Abstract:   Margaretta “Meta” du Pont Coleman (1862-1938) was a descendant of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) who founded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company with his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) in 1802. The E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. She collected family portraits while compiling a family genealogy. This collection includes daguerrotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes and other early portrait photographs of various family members.
Houses in Wilmington, Delaware, circa 1910
Creator: Thayer, Horace B.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.023
Extent:   1 folder
Abstract:   This collection contains photographs of fifteen homes in Wilmington, Delaware around 1910. The images are of exterior views only.
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